Land Information and GIS Mapping

geographic information systems for key for resource management

GIS Mapping

Land information and mapping of forest land is a  key element in the provision of forest yield information and accurately planning and forecasting operations. 

Most forest valuations and yield projections rely on Net Stocked Area (NSA), inaccurate stocked area statements will impact on the value of any resource inventory completed. 

When planning an inventory, sample design can be optimised in advance using good map data.

Why Map?

  • Maps and area play a vital role in planning, tracking, recording and reporting all operations performed in a forest or on a patch of land.
  • Gain an accurate measure of area that is actually in productive stocked area.
  • Maps also play an important role in harvest planning and engineering,
  • Combined with reduced field validation and survey good mapping can save forest owners a significant amount of money over a forest rotation.

Mapping Services

  • Forest mapping – forest and stand mapping, auditing of existing maps, boundary validation, field inventory, ETS shape files, insurance claims and harvest planning and engineering.
  • Farm Station
  • Orchard
  • Iwi Ownership

Out in Industry

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Virtual reality experiments in Rotorua could replace forestry field work

The forestry industry has been experimenting with virtual reality in Rotorua this week to develop new ways of measuring tree growth.  The University of Tasmania and Interpine are carrying out the research, which is partially funded by Forest and Wood Products...

Multispectral Mapping of Invasive Aquatic Weed Using Drones / UAV

ESRI StoryMap of Drone UAV based Invasive Lake Weed Mapping and Management for Hydropower Generation. In this example our UAV team are mapping the area of surface weed (Lagarosiphon and Hornwort) beds or floating rafts on Lake Rotoaira, New Zealand. ...

Satellite Imagery of the 2018 Tolaga Bay Floods

Interpines' skilled remote sensing team showing the effectiveness of high resolution before and after satellite imagery for the flooding that recently affected Tolaga Bay in the Gisborne region of New Zealand.  High resolution satellite coverage is now almost daily in...

Watching a Forest be Harvested from Space Using Daily Satellite Imagery

Watch a forest in New Zealand be harvested from space, using the latest in remote sensing technology. Monitoring forest activity is a key element of forest management. Timely information enables better decision making and reconciliation leading to better value...

Effectiveness of Drones Shown During Civil Defense Emergency

Great to have the effectiveness and professionalism of our #UAV / #Drone team highlighted with direct acknowledgment from the Hon Steve Chadwick, Mayor of Rotorua. Our team recently provided support for the #emergency and #civildefence response to help our local...

Using High Cadance (Daily) Satellite Imagery for Forest Monitoring

Our remote sensing team profiling the benefits of 3m resolution daily #CubeSats #satellite #imagery for post storm event analysis for the #NZ #forestry sector.  An example of 3m resolution satellite imagery of a flooding event.   Pre and post imagery of the event.  ...

Wood Chip Pile Volumes – Making a Difference with Drone Technology

See, measure, and monitor forest wood chip piles as they grown & shrink with Drones / UAV and photogrammetry technology. Remember making a difference with technology is more important than the technology itself. There are many ground breaking technological parts...

UAV’s and Harvesting Operations

Our #uav team improving value recovery from #forest #harvestingoperations using Esri #fullmotionvideo technology in field studies with DJI #drones. Showing the industry new ways to do previously difficult and time consuming...

A Visit with the Minister of Forestry

New Zealand Minister of Forestry,Hon Shane Jones recently visited our Remote Sensing and #UAV #Drone team in #Rotorua. Sarah Pitcher-Campbell and Chris Scoggins demonstrated how innovative our industry is in the use of remote sensing technology...

Drones Used for Dunedin Fire

Our #UAV #drone team again around the country this week working with Fire and Emergency NZ and Lake Okareka Rural Fire Force in Dunedin. Providing updated fire ground maps, thermal hotspot surveys, and training ground crews on use of mapping apps on their smartphones,...

Frequently Asked Questions

Our standard operating procedures are focused on safe operation of any of our UAV craft. Pilots undergo rigorous training and certification to operate. Our craft are all fitted with emergency systems such as parachutes and autopilot return to home functionality for any loss of signal between the UAV and the pilot. In the event of an incident our public liability insurances are also endorsed for operating UAVs for all our operations.
We operate a range of normal RGB resolution cameras, as well as a thermal sensor and multispectral NIR.

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.